Thursday, May 19, 2022

100% vaccination completed in 8 districts of Rajasthan
Jaipur | Thursday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Rajasthan has accomplished the task of 100 per cent vaccination in eight districts of the state, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..

Covishield, Covaxin cleared for regular market approval
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
India's two main vaccines -- Bharat Biotechs Covaxin and Serum Institute of India's Covishield -- on Wednesday got the nod for regular market authorisation. ... read..

K'taka logs in 40,499 Covid cases; 21 deaths
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka on Wednesday logged in 40,499 cases against 23,209 discharges. Besides, 21 deaths reported in the last 24 hours and positivity rate for the day stood at 18.80 per cent. ... read..

Delhi reports marginal rise in Covid cases
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported a marginal growth in fresh Covid cases at 13,785, while there were 35 fresh deaths, down from 38 the previous day. ... read..

R'than reports 13,398 new Covid cases; 12 deaths
Jaipur | Thursday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Rajasthan on Wednesday reported 13,398 new Covid-19 cases while 12 people succumbed to the virus in the state, pushing the cumulative death toll to 9,031. ... read..

Cinema, music, sports celebs urge people to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
UNICEF India on Wednesday launched a music video, featuring several iconic names from cinema, music, and sports, urging people to take precautions and follow the Covid appropriate behaviour. ... read..

'Why not sensitive to the cause', SC to AP on failure to disburse Covid compensation (2nd Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed Andhra Pradesh for delaying paying compensation of Rs 50,000 to the families of those who succumbed to Covid-19, and asked the Chief Secretary and state's counsel "why they are not sensitive to the cause". ... read..

Hospital staff hit hard by third wave in Bengaluru, services hit
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Covid's third wave has hit the doctors and medical staff hard hard, paralysing medical services, especially in designated and specialised hospitals of Bengaluru where patients with comorbidities come from across the state and south India. ... read..

J&K sees new high in daily Covid tally at 5,818
Jammu | Thursday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reported the highest-ever single day jump of 5,818 new Covid cases and four deaths. ... read..

Gurugram reports over 2K Covid cases; 2 deaths
Gurugram | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Gurugram district in Haryana on Wednesday reported a total of 2,918 new Covid-19 infections, taking the overall caseload to 2,23,876, officials said. ... read..

Australia may soon inoculate 29mn pets against Covid: Report
Sydney | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
A vet in Australia is strongly pursuing with the regulatory bodies to inoculate the country's pets against Covid with the vaccine for pets, developed in Russia, the media reported. ... read..

Kids with Kawasaki-like disease post Covid recover within 3 months: Study
New York | Thursday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Children who develop a rare Kawasaki-like inflammatory syndrome after catching Covid recover within three months, a study has found. ... read..

Andhra's daily Covid count surpasses 10K mark
Amaravati | Thursday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Covid-19 surge in Andhra Pradesh continued with the state on Wednesday reporting over 10,000 cases and eight deaths. ... read..

Mild cases of Covid can lead to 'brain fog' for nine months
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Mild Covid infection can cause attention and memory problems for months after recovery, new research suggests, the Daily Mail reported. ... read..

Up to 50K to lakh daily cases expected: Guj Covid Task Force
Gandhinagar | Wednesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The Task Force constituted by the Gujarat government to monitor Covid situation, on Wednesday expressed apprehension that in the third wave the state may witness 50,000 to 1,00000 cases a day by January end or the start of February if Covid protocols are ... read..

3 lab studies show antiviral Paxlovid effective against Omicron: Pfizer
New York | Wednesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
US drug maker Pfizer has released three lab studies, not peer-reviewed yet, which demonstrate that its antiviral Paxlovid is effective against the Omicron variant of Covid-19. ... read..

30% people lose vaccine-acquired immunity after 6 months: AIG Hospitals Study
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
Amid rising cases of Covid infection, even after record vaccination rate, a new study on Wednesday showed that about one in three individuals lose immunity post six months of taking the jab. ... read..

Report on three infants' deaths after vaccination submitted to K'taka CM
Belagavi | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Belagavi District Commissioner M. G. Hiremath on Wednesday said that he had submitted the preliminary investigation report to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in the case of the death of three babies after receiving measles-rubella vaccines in th ... read..

Pig to human heart transplant opens new possibilities, say doctors
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
The world of scientists, doctors, and all those associated with the medical profession are excited about the possibilities to emerge from the first pig to human heart transplant procedure, details of which were announced by the University of Marlyland Sch ... read..

PM Modi lauds first dose vax of over 50% of youngsters
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded the first dose of vaccination of over 50 per cent of youngsters between the age group of 15 and 18 years. ... read..

Hyderabad's Biophore to manufacture ingredients of Pfizer's Covid drug
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Biophore India Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced that it developed and started manufacturing the key intermediates of Nirmatrelvir, one of the active ingredients of Paxlovid, the latest anti-Covid therapy, approved by US authorities. ... read..

Omicron causes 95% of Morocco's new Covid cases: Health Ministry
Rabat | Wednesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Omicron variant has caused 95 per cent of the new Covid-19 infections in Morocco, the country's ministry of health has said. ... read..

Kerala Health Minister, Congress spar over Covid situation
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Wednesday warned that the present Covid scenario in the state is getting serious and it appears to have become a super spreader, while the Congress party blamed the state government and the CPI-M for failing to rise ... read..

Andhra man ends life after testing positive for Covid
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
A youth committed suicide after testing positive for Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district, police said. ... read..

Mongolia's daily Covid cases exceed 3,000
Ulan Bator | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Mongolia recorded 3,088 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, exceeding the 3,000 mark for the first time since September 23 last year, bringing the national tally to 415,765, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday. ... read..

FIR against priest, 8 others for holding 'Rathothsav' violating Covid guidelines
Chikkamagalur | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Karnataka police have lodged an FIR against nine persons, including a priest, for conducting 'Rathotsav' ceremony violating orders of Deputy Commissioner issued against the backdrop of Covid-19 situation. ... read..

Children make up less than 0.1% of all Covid deaths in US: CDC
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
About 8.3 million children (12 per cent) have been infected with Covid and 841 have died (less than 0.1 per cent) since the pandemic began in March 2020, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

K'taka gears up as state inches towards Covid peak; 28,067 beds arranged in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Ahead of Karnataka attaining its Covid-19 third wave peak, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has made arrangements for 28,067 beds in private and government hospitals. ... read..

Study finds losing weight before fertility treatment might not increase births for obese women
Washington | January 19, 2022 7:20:20 PM IST
A new study has found that women with obesity and unexplained infertility who lost weight prior to starting infertility treatments did not have a greater chance of having a healthy baby than those who did not lose weight prior to starting therapy. ... read..

Study finds day care centres were hit the hardest by COVID-19 pandemic
Washington | January 19, 2022 6:20:33 PM IST
A new study found that amid the COVID-19 crisis, daycare centres had to suspend their services to homeless people due to economic difficulties. ... read..

Delhi govt deploys sr nursing officers in pvt hospitals to monitor Covid situation
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Delhi government has decided to deploy senior nursing officers from state government-run hospitals as nodal officers in the private healthcare facilities to monitor the Covid situation and vaccination at private facilities. ... read..

Australia to rebate visa fees for int'l students, backpackers
Canberra | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday said the government would rebate visa fees for international students and backpackers to support the workforce challenge amid surging Covid-19 cases nationwide. ... read..

K'taka CM Bommai hints at lifting of curbs by Friday
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Hinting at easing curbs imposed due to surge in Covid-19 cases in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that a decision on lifting of weekend curbs and night curfew will be taken on January 21 after consulting the experts. ... read..

Malaysia reports 3,245 new Covid infections, 9 new deaths
Kuala Lumpur | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Malaysia recorded 3,245 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,813,934, according to health ministry. ... read..

Indonesia's capital on high alert of 'upcoming battle' with Omicron
Jakarta | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
The administration of Indonesia's capital has called upon all residents in the city to be more cautious in the coming weeks amid predictions of a third wave of Covid-19 in the country. ... read..

Study finds COVID-19 vaccines offer lasting protection
Chapel Hill | January 19, 2022 4:50:16 PM IST
A new research has found that COVID-19 vaccination offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19. ... read..

At 2.82L new Covid cases, India sees over 18% single-day rise
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
India reported 2,82,970 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a rise of over 18 per cent from the previous day's count. In the same time, 441 deaths were registered taking the toll to 4,87,202, said the Union ministry of health and family welfa ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 333.5 mn
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 333.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.55 million and vaccinations to over 9.68 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

More than 5 hours emergency wait before admission linked to increased death risk: Study
Washington | January 19, 2022 3:20:26 PM IST
A new study has found that waiting for more than five hours in emergency care before admission to the hospital is associated with a heightened risk of death from any cause within the next 30 days. ... read..

S.Korea reports 5,805 new Covid cases amid Omicron woes
Seoul | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 5,000 for the first time in 20 days on Wednesday amid growing concerns over the spread of the omicron virus variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. ... read..

Study examines link among resilience, sexual function, quality of life in menopausal women
Ohio | January 19, 2022 12:50:25 PM IST
A new study has found that resilience is linked to sexual health and a better quality of life during the menopause transition. ... read..

France reports record of over 400,000 new Covid-19 cases
Paris | Wednesday, 2022 12:15:08 PM IST
The Covid-19 situation continues to worsen in France, with 464,769 new cases detected in a day, it was announced by the country's public health agency on Tuesday. This broke the previous daily record of 368,149 cases. ... read..

Study reveals no evidence of transmitting COVID-19 virus through breastfeeding
California | January 19, 2022 11:20:12 AM IST
There is no evidence of recently infected mothers transmitting infectious SARS-CoV-2 through breastmilk to their baby, according to a new study. ... read..

Karnataka logs 41,457 new Covid cases, 20 deaths
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
Karnataka on Tuesday logged 41,457 new Covid cases and 20 deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 22.30 per cent, as per the Department of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..

Expert panel for discontinuing curbs after a week: B'luru civic official
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Hinting at easing curbs imposed due to surge in Covid-19 cases, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Tuesday said that the expert committee is of the opinion that Covid-19 restrictions would suffice for another week ... read..

K'taka warns medical practitioners against spreading false Covid information
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned medical practitioners of the state to exercise restraint while giving opinion on the Covid-19 situation in the state, otherwise they would be booked under various laws if they issue unsubstantiated comments in pu ... read..

Amid sharp fall in Covid cases, Delhi's hospitalisation rate remains same
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
After a massive spike in Covid infections, Delhi has started seeing a declining trajectory of cases with a downward trend reported for the fifth day in a row on Tuesday. However, the hospitalisation rate in the city has not declined in proportion with the ... read..

Over 50% in 15-18 age group vaccinated with 1st dose: Govt
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Over 50 per cent teenagers in the 15-18 age group have been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine. Since the beginning of inoculation drive for this age bracket, a total of 3,71,13,119 teens have received their first dose of vaccine, as per the CoWIN ... read..

Telangana scales up daily Covid tests to over a lakh
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Telangana on Tuesday logged 2,983 Covid-19 cases while the health authorities conducted over one lakh tests during the 24-hour period. ... read..

29 migrant workers from UP test Covid positive in K'taka
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
As many as 29 migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh have tested positive in Madikeri city of Kodagu district which borders Kerala, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Ensure only Covaxin is given to 15-18 group: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Bharat Biotech has urged healthcare workers to ensure that only Covaxin is administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group. ... read..

J&K sees highest single-day spike of new Covid cases
Jammu | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike of 4,651 new Covid cases while three more patients succumbed. ... read..

Covid: 92% of patients treated with Pfizer anti-viral showed better health
Jerusalem | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
More than 90 per cent of Covid patients treated with Pfizer's antiviral drug Paxlovid showed significant improvement within three days, according to a report. ... read..

Delhi reports 11,684 new Covid cases, 38 deaths
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Continuing a declining trend for fifth day in a row, Delhi on Tuesday recorded 11,684 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, but there were 38 new deaths against 24 the day before. ... read..

Moderna to come up with combined Covid and flu booster by 2023
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
US drugmaker Moderna is working on a combined Covid-19 and flu booster shot, which could be available in some countries by fall 2023 at the earliest, CEO Stephane Bancel has said. ... read..

Daily Covid tally zooms in Kerala with 28,481 new cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The daily Covid positive cases in Kerala continue to rise as 28,481 people turned positive from 80,740 samples tested, taking the positivity rate (TPR) to 35.27 per cent on Tuesday, state Health Minister Veena George said in a statement. ... read..

Omicron to peak in India by Feb 15, may spell end of 3rd wave: Experts
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Most of India will see a peak in Omicron cases by mid February, health experts said on Tuesday. ... read..

Identify, assist children orphaned due to Covid-19, Raj Governor to officials
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday directed officials to identify the children orphaned due to Covid pandemic and provide them immediate and long-term assistance and protection. ... read..

National peak of Covid cases may come in 2-3 weeks: SBI Research
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
New Covid cases in Mumbai seem to be stabilising, but infections in other places like Bengaluru and Pune are increasing during the ongoing third wave of the pandemic, SBI Research said in a report. ... read..

Ruling BJP in K'taka faces oppn from within on weekend curfew
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Clamor against weekend and night curfew in Karnataka appears to be rising with BJP senior leaders opposing the restrictions publically. ... read..

Long Covid in Indians four times more post second wave: Experts
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
People infected in the second wave of Covid have experienced four times more long Covid conditions than those from the first wave, said experts here on Tuesday. ... read..

K'taka Minister Umesh Katti shuns mask in public function
Belagavi | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
At a time when the whole administration and health authorities, including Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, are vehemently propagating wearing of masks among people, the ruling BJP minister in Belagavi has not only flouted the mask rule but also defended h ... read..

T'gana for reducing interval between second, precautionary doses
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Telangana government has urged the Centre to reduce the interval between the second and the precautionary dose from the current nine months to six months. ... read..

Australia sees deadliest day amid Covid resurgence
Canberra | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Australia recorded its highest ever number of Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, as the latest resurgence continued to push up the hospitalisation rates to record levels. ... read..

UP BJP MLA booked for moving out after testing positive
Maharajganj (Uttar Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:07 PM IST
BJP MLA from Maharajganj Jai Mangal Kannojia has been booked for allegedly violating Covid protocol by roaming outside even after he tested positive for Covid. ... read..

Covid infection can cause debilitating brain condition in elderly people
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Being infected with Covid could cause more damage to the brain of an elderly person than developing Alzheimer's, a new study revealed. ... read..

New Covid cases in LA County spikes by nearly 10 times
Los Angeles | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
In the past one day, the Los Angeles County reported 31,576 new Covid-19 cases, nearly 10 times higher the 3,360 infections registered on December 17, 2021, said the Department of Public Health. ... read..

140 Engineering students test positive for Corona in K'taka
Mandya | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
As many as 140 engineering students have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mandya district of Karnataka on Tuesday causing panic among the people. ... read..

Odisha SEC announces Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 deaths during Panchayat poll duty
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
As Covid-19 situation continues to prevail in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) has announced Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 death of any person engaged in Panchayat election duty in the state. ... read..

Over 1.47L kids orphaned due to Covid since April 2020: NCPCR
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
Since April 1, 2020, 1,47,492 children have lost their parents due to Covid-19 or other reason, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) data showed. ... read..

Over 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid vaccine administered nationwide so far
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
India has so far administered more than 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60 plus population. ... read..

Covid cases shoot up nearly 10 times in 15 K'taka districts as people move back to villages
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Though Covid-19 infections are registering a fall in Bengaluru, the pandemic is rapidly spreading in other districts across the state as lakhs of people from Bengaluru have returned to their villages fearing lockdown. ... read..

Covid rages in Kerala, numerous offices affected
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
With reports of Covid-19 clusters being formed at the Kerala state secretariat, the state run road transport corporations, the police stations, the state is turning into a hotspot and though Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is under treatment in the US, he ... read..

Too soon to say Omicron will end pandemic: Fauci
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
It is very early to say if Omicron will lead to an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, and that there may be another variant with similar vaccine escaping potential, top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has said. ... read..

Chandrababu Naidu tests positive for Covid
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Scientists find potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer
Beijing | January 18, 2022 5:20:18 PM IST
Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of histone acetylation-regulated long noncoding RNA termed as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumour survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer. ... read..

India's new Covid cases continue to decline for 2nd straight day
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
India witnessed a substantial decrease in fresh Covid cases, reporting 2,38,018 new infections in the last 24 hours, and a total of 310 deaths, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday. ... read..

Covid cases, deaths soar again at US nursing homes
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Covid-19 cases and deaths at US nursing homes are rising to a new peak amid the Omicron surge across the country, according to latest data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 330.2 mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 330.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.54 million and vaccinations to over 9.64 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Study identifies biomarkers linked to autism risk
New York | January 18, 2022 1:20:51 PM IST
A large study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian National Institute of Public Health has identified molecular signatures of gestational inflammation linked to the risk of developing autism spectrum diso ... read..

Nanotherapy offers ray of hope for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes
Evanston (Illinois) | January 18, 2022 12:20:37 PM IST
A team of researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a technique to help make immunomodulation more effective. The method used nanocarriers to re-engineer the commonly used immunosuppressant rapamycin. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh rules out closure of schools due to Covid
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Even as the daily Covid tally continues to remain high, Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimoolapu Suresh insisted on Monday that schools will continue in offline or physical mode. ... read..

Bihu festivities triggers massive Covid surge in Assam
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Assam witnessed a 158 per cent increase in Covid positive cases in the past 24 hours as the northeastern state celebrated harvest festival 'Bhogali Bihu', also called 'Magh Bihu'. ... read..

Remdesivir, Tocilizumab find place in new Covid treatment guidelines
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
As India continues to report large number of daily Covid cases, the Centre on Monday issued revised guidelines for the clinical management of Covid treatment in the country. ... read..

Maha sees drop in Covid cases, but Omicron infections shoot up
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Maharashtra notched a significant drop in Covid-19 cases but Omicron infections again shot above the 100-mark and deaths remained in double-digits, health officials said here on Monday. ... read..

Pfizer CEO says this may be last Covid wave with restrictions
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that although the "most likely scenario" is that Coronavirus will be circulating for many years to come, he believes the current wave of infections will be the final one that requires restrictions, Times of Israel r ... read..

Novel genetic risk factors for heart failure among Indians identified
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
A team of scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad have found novel genetic mutations that are responsible for causing dilated cardiomyopathy among Indians. ... read..

K'taka logs in 27,156 cases; 14 deaths
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Karnataka has logged 27,156 new Covid cases on Monday, after the second weekend curfew. Also, 14 Covid deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. ... read..

MHA directs CAPFs to get 'precautionary dose' before election duty
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel to get the 'precautionary dose' of Covid vaccine before joining poll duty for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipu ... read..

UV-C tech that deactivates Covid now open for public usage
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The Ultra Violet (UV)-C technology that deactivates the SARS COV-2 virus and has been successfully tried in the Railways, AC buses and even the Parliament House, is now open for general roll-out for use by the common masses, Union Minister of State (Indep ... read..

New Covid cases in Kerala climb to 22,946, TPR hits 33%
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Kerala on Monday recorded a high of 22,946 new Covid cases from 69,373 samples tested, to send the test positivity rate to 33.07 per cent, state Health Minister Veena George said in a statement. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh's Covid positivity rate jumps to 18%
Amaravati/Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 positivity rate spiked to nearly 18 per cent as the state reported 4,108 new cases on Monday. ... read..

Gujarat reports 12,735 fresh Covid cases, over 4K in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Continuing its upward trend, Gujarat on Monday reported 12,735 new Covid cases, taking its overall tally to 9,38,993 so far. ... read..

Top cop tests positive in Bengaluru; curfew extended till Jan 31
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant on Monday issued prohibitory orders till January 31 in the city due to the surge in the number of Covid cases. ... read..

J&K ses 2,827 new Covid cases, 5 deaths
Jammu | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
A total of 2,827 new cases and 5 deaths were reported in J&K as the 3rd wave of Covid-19 continued across the Union Territory. ... read..

K'taka Min hints at relaxation of night, weekend curfews by Friday
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashok stated on Monday that in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai it has been decided to take a call on weekend and night curfew on Friday. ... read..

Explained: India's first mRNA Covid vax
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
India is soon set to begin human trials on its first home-grown Covid vaccine based on Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. ... read..

Delhi reports significant drop of 31% in daily Covid cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Monday recorded 12,527 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a significant decline of 31 per cent from Sunday's 18,286 cases, and 24 more deaths, against 28 the previous day. ... read..

India may begin giving vaccine jabs to 12-14 yrs group from March
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Covid vaccine inoculation drive for children in age bracket for 12 to 14 years may begin from March this year, sources said on Monday. ... read..

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